by Cheryl Moreo
Last Updated on July 1, 2022 by Cheryl Moreo
Use Your Voice To Make A Kindness Difference
There are so many ways to reach out and be kind to others. We have discussed doing so in significant ways and with the simplest of acts. Today, I would like to explore some of the ways you can use your voice to make a difference in the lives of those around you. We all have preferred communication methods. Using your preferred approach can make performing random acts of kindness less stressful or intimidating. Please keep reading to discover what I mean.
Some of us are good at using our actual voices to convey meaning. Talking is the way we most like to communicate. If this sounds like you, try to capitalize on that fact. Tell someone they are doing a great job. Call your loved one up on the phone to let them know you’ve been thinking of them. Visit your neighbor to check in and make sure they are OK. Those who are outgoing and love to talk have lots of ways they can engage in random acts of kindness.
Other folks might feel intimidated about actually speaking to those in a way that makes them feel vulnerable. You might deal with social anxiety or be more introverted by nature. If that is the case, there are still plenty of ways to show others you care and brighten their day. Maybe you are an excellent written communicator. If so, send an email of thanks to a co-worker. Write a quick note on a post-it to surprise your child. Submit a review of a colleague on LinkedIn or leave a lovely blog comment for your favorite online personality. These are all great.
You don’t have to use your voice at all if you prefer to be more creative in your good deeds. You can volunteer to draw a mural for your neighborhood. Perhaps teaching an art class at the local community center or volunteering to paint with residents of a nursing home might be enjoyable for you. Using your creative gifts are also a fantastic way to make your voice heard in a meaningful way for others.
Finally, another example of a way to communicate goodwill is in the subtle art of body language. A smile, hug, or simply being present can make a massive difference in someone’s life. It ís okay to tell someone who ís going through a difficult time that you would like to be there for them even if you don’t have the words or know-how to improve their life. Physically being near is a great comfort to many. That might be something you are comfortable in doing. We can all give someone a smile or encouraging nod, at the very least.
Kindness Your Way is Great
Consider these ways of giving back through your words or other forms of language. There are truly no limits to the ways we all can perform random acts of kindness.